Vanessa Bayer Cheers on Colin Quinn at The New York Story

first_img View Comments Colin Quinn: The New York Story Saturday Night Live and Trainwreck star Vanessa Bayer was in a New York state of mind on July 23, 2015, when she paid a visit to her pal Colin Quinn, writer and star of the new off-Broadway show The New York Story. Directed by Jerry Seinfeld, The New York Story features Quinn’s observations about growing up in Brooklyn and the changes that have happened in the Big Apple since he was a kid. Check out this Hot Shot of Bayer and Quinn hanging out after the show, then see Colin Quinn: The New York Story at the Cherry Lane Theatre! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 31, 2016last_img

Fridays on the Fly: A Weekend Fly Fishing in East Tennessee

first_imgIt’s no secret to anglers in the Blue Ridge that East Tennessee is a trout fishing hot spot. That’s because wild trout thrive in the Blue Ridge region of East Tennessee and anglers have more than 850 miles of streams to pursue trout. Most of these streams are on public land in the Cherokee National Forest or Great Smoky Mountains National Park.Ed Carter, executive director of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said it best, “From our native brook trout fishing available in the high elevations streams around the Appalachian Trail to some of the deep and beautiful reservoirs that have a variety of popular fish that include smallmouth and walleye, the eastern portion of our state could keep a serious angler busy for years, even if they fish year around.”  Before You GoTo help get you on the water more quickly, consider visiting where you can easily purchase required licenses or permits in minutes.  Residents between 13 and 15 can purchase an inexpensive youth license, while those 16 and older are required to have adult fishing licenses. The cost can vary  depending on your age or whether you make an annual or daily purchase. The website will also help you understand license versus permit requirements. If you hunt and fish, your best investment might be the Sportsman license, which is valid for hunting, trapping and sport fishing without any supplemental state licenses or permits.  Non-residents are able to purchase an all species three-day all-fish license for $40.50, this is the best option for a weekend fishing in TN if you are traveling from another state.   The money from fishing licenses goes directly back into the many programs that benefit all Tennesseans and visitors who enjoy the state’s many fishing opportunities, including construction and maintenance of boat ramps, stocking of fish, and fish management.  Day 1Dust off Your Fly Rod at Watauga Lake Start your trip by driving to Watauga Lake after stocking up for the weekend in nearby Butler. The 6,430-acre TVA reservoir located in northeast Tennessee near the North Carolina border. Smallmouth, walleye, and trout are the most popular game fish in the Watauga. There are eight public boat ramps, and two Forest Service recreation facilities all supported by fishing licenses purchased from the state.  A favorite for anglers on the Watauga are the stocked rainbow and lake trout. There is no size limit for any trout species, but there is a daily limit of 7; only two of which can be lake trout.  If you are backpack fishing for the weekend, there is a shelter available. However, consider giving up the shelter for AT thru hikers that might need it and roughing it in a tent or nearby hotel for the night. Day 2-MorningFind Trout Haven the Laurel Fork Creek Travel southwest approximately 30 minutes to Elizabethton for a big breakfast and your fill of coffee before heading to Laurel Creek, an eastern Tennessee favorite among trout fishermen in the know. Not to be confused with Laurel Creek, another northeastern Tennessee trout stream located not far from here, the Laurel Fork can be reached from Dennis Cove Road.  The road doesn’t follow the wild trout part of the stream and you will need to do a bit of hiking to reach the best trout pockets in the stream. The stream is overflowing with brown trout and early fall is the best time to fish Laurel Fork Creek because the brown trout will be spawning.  It is highly possible to catch a trophy size trout in this tiny creek.  Day 2-AfternoonVenture to the Doe River in Roan Mountain State ParkFrom Elizabethton, take Highway 19 South to Roan Mountain, approximately 20 minutes t From Roan Mountain, take Highway 143 into Roan Mountain State Park. Good public access abounds inside the park. Permission needs to be obtained for fishing private properties that adjoin the park.The Doe River is cool enough to support a healthy population of three species of trout. Native brook trout, rainbow, and brown trout, are stocked regularly, and in fact, the Doe River is stocked every two weeks from February through June. Brown trout weighing up to 7 lbs. have been caught on the Doe, as well as wild brown trout in the 13- to 14-inch range.Day 3End Your Weekend with a Jaunt to South Fork of the Holston RiverComplete your weekend fishing loop by driving north to the South Fork of the Holston River. The South Fork is a 14-mile long tailrace waterway, running from the dam at South Holston Lake to Bluff City, where the river flows into Boone Lake and off of Highway 421. The river falls under general gear, bait and creel regulations, with the only exception being a slot limit that protects fish from 16 to 22 inches.  There is a walk-in area off River Bend Road with limited parking for shoreline anglers who like to wade. Another great wading area, complete with pullouts and picnic facilities is upstream from Emmet Bridge.  For more on Eastern Tennessee fishing, including complete regulations for individual streams, check out the TWRA’s Web site at   Doug Markham is the Communications Manager for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. He has been with the agency since 1987 and among his favorite hobbies is trying his best to catch a fish.last_img read more

Colleges Flush With Cash Saddle Poorest Students With Debt

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Annie Waldman and Sisi Wei, ProPublicaNew York University is among the country’s wealthiest schools. Backed by its $3.5 billion endowment, the school has built campuses in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, invested billions in SoHo real estate, and given its star faculty loans to buy summer homes.But the university does less than many other schools when it comes to one thing: helping its poor students.A ProPublica analysis based on new data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that students from low-income families graduate from NYU saddled with huge federal loans. The school’s Pell Grant recipients – students from families that make less than $30,000 a year – owe an average of $23,250 in federal loans after graduation.That’s more federal loan debt than low-income students take on at for-profit giant University of Phoenix, though NYU graduates have higher earnings and default less on their debt.NYU is not the only university with a billion-dollar endowment to leave its poorest students with heavy debt loads. More than a quarter of the nation’s 60 wealthiest universities leave their low-income students owing an average of more than $20,000 in federal loans.At the University of Southern California, which has a $4.6 billion endowment, low-income students graduate with slightly more debt than NYU’s graduates: $23,375. At Boston University ($1.5 billion endowment), it’s $27,000, and at Wake Forest University ($1.1 billion endowment) low-income students graduate with $29,150 in debt.This new data on student debt is drawn from numbers that the Obama administration assembled as part of a planned effort to create grades for every college. In the face of fierce lobbying from universities, the administration backed away, but has made much of the data public on a new website called College Scorecard. ProPublica has used that material to create Debt By Degrees, an interactive database that allows you to search information for almost 7,000 schools. The data provides an unprecedented level of detail on the financial burden that the poorest college students face, showing for the first time how much federal debt poor students take on compared to their wealthier peers, and how well these students are able to repay their loans. The database also shows how much graduates earn on average after leaving school.The implications of these numbers can be far-reaching. Studies have shown that even small debts can increase a student’s chances of dropping out, particularly for minorities and low-income students. Also, federal loans, which are typically capped at $27,000 over four years, often don’t cover the full expense of college. Many students also take on private bank loans or work jobs outside school.“Student debt is not the same to every borrower,” said Mark Huelsman, a senior analyst at Demos, a public policy nonprofit. “It can look a lot different to a first generation student from a very modest economic background than to someone going to graduate school getting a law degree.”Indeed, undergraduates take a fraction of the loans of graduate students but default at much higher rates. Debt can put low-income young adults at a disadvantage for years to come, limiting a graduate’s ability to save, get a mortgage, or get the job they aspire to.“At the end of the day, you’re talking about households that don’t have nearly as much wealth to fall back on,” said Huelsman.Rebecca Arthur wanted nothing more than to study photography at Tisch, NYU’s arts school. Her mother, however, made less than $25,000 a year working at a nursing home, so Arthur knew the school’s four-year price tag of over $250,000 would be a stretch. When Arthur was accepted, she was shocked – not only because she had gotten into her dream school, but also because the school only offered modest financial aid.“The first bill was $32,000 and it was more than my mom made in a year,” she said. “Why would they accept me if they knew I couldn’t afford it?”Arthur tried to crowdfund the remaining amount of her tuition, but it was only when her mother died a month before school started that NYU agreed to take a second look at her financial aid package. Although they increased her aid, she works four jobs and expects to graduate with over $24,000 in loans.“The one downside to NYU is that money is always a big problem,” said Arthur, who is now a sophomore at the university. “People that really want [to go to NYU] and deserve it shouldn’t have to fight for it.”In response to recent criticism of its financial priorities, NYU says it has more than doubled financial aid in the last decade and that average student debt has decreased significantly in the past five years. The school also enrolls a greater percentage of Pell Grant recipients than other elite schools. Finally, NYU points out that its endowment is actually quite modest on a per-student basis, since NYU has far more students than many other elite universities.“NYU is deeply concerned about the issues of cost and debt,” John Beckman, NYU’s vice president for public affairs, told ProPublica. “NYU has made tremendous strides in improving financial aid.” NYU’s full response can be found here.While NYU students average debt from both federal and private loans has gone down in the past five years, it’s about the same as a decade ago. And though NYU’s financial aid has doubled over the past decade, its revenue from tuition and fees has nearly doubled as well. Faculty and students have protested NYU’s $6 billion expansion plan, saying more should be spent on financial aid.A government report released today along with the data noted just how wide a disparity there can be in the prices poor students pay at competitor schools: Poor students pay an average of $8,086 per year at Columbia University ($8.2 billion endowment) versus $25,441 at NYU.“Schools talk so much about how they’re about helping low-income students,” said Stephen Burd, a senior policy analyst at New America Foundation. “But their words and actions are so different.”Overall, students at nonprofit universities fare far better than those at for-profit schools and community colleges. One recent study shows that students at public and nonprofit schools typically have lower default rates and higher earnings.Out of the nearly 2,000 nonprofit colleges that ProPublica analyzed, a handful of wealthy schools do particularly well in serving the needs of low-income students.Vassar College, with an endowment of close to $1 billion, charges its poorest students a quarter of what NYU does, and they graduate with less than half the debt.Only a decade ago, Vassar looked little different than NYU. However, in 2006, the school hired a new president, Catharine Bond Hill, an academic who specializes in college access and affordability. During her first few years, Hill instituted need-blind admissions, accepting students regardless of their financial background. She also created a policy of replacing loans with grants to poorer students. And to bolster low-income applicants to the school, she initiated an aggressive recruiting campaign in poorer neighborhoods, partnering with pre-existing college prep programs.After 10 years, these changes have made Vassar one of the most affordable colleges in the country for low-income students. Today, over 20 percent of Vassar students receive Pell Grants. That’s double the percentage of low-income students of a decade ago.“Schools that have the resources should be giving out more in need-based grant aid,” Hill told ProPublica.Other schools that have helped level the playing field for low-income students include Amherst College and Williams College, both in Western Massachusetts. Nearly 20 percent of students at these schools receive Pell Grants and they graduate with less than $10,000 of federal loans. Berea College in Kentucky charges no tuition and only accepts low-income students.Vassar’s Hill told ProPublica that other wealthy schools need to do more to recruit low-income students and to make college affordable for them. A White House report that accompanied today’s data release notes that poor kids are often discouraged by schools’ sticker prices, and do not know that they might qualify for financial aid.“We know there are talented students out there and recent work has shown there are ways to get them into our pools,” Hill said.Harvard ($35.9 billion endowment), Princeton ($20.9 billion endowment), and Yale ($23.9 billion endowment) all give generous support and even free tuition to low-income students. But they do not enroll many of them. At Harvard, only 10 percent of the students receive Pell Grants.Asked about their modest number of low-income students, a Harvard official said that school is committed to enrolling the best students, regardless of their financial circumstances.Co-author Sisi Wei was a paid adjunct professor at NYU in spring 2015.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

Bank guru says swings will persist through stable times

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‘Hundreds’ of inmates escape Brazil jails ahead of coronavirus lockdown

first_imgThe Sao Paulo state prison authority said “acts of insubordination” had taken place at the jails ahead of the suspension of the day-release program.The suspension was necessary, it added, because 34,000 convicts would be returning to jail and “would have a high potential to install and propagate the coronavirus in a vulnerable population, generating health risks for servers and custodians.” It said law enforcement were “taking care of the situation.”Sao Paulo state is home to the First Capital Command, Brazil’s most powerful prison gang, which is expanding quickly across the country and in neighboring nations. It traffics guns, drugs and other contraband.Brazil’s overstuffed prisons often see deadly prison riots between rival gangs.  Hundreds of prisoners broke out of four Brazilian jails on Monday, the day before their day-release privileges were due to be suspended over the coronavirus outbreak, Sao Paulo state prison authorities and local media reported.The Sao Paulo state prison authority said it could not say how many inmates had escaped as it was “still tallying the exact number of fugitives.” Local media reported that as many as 1,000 had fled from four jails – Mongaguá, Tremembé, Porto Feliz and Mirandópolis – ahead of the lockdown.A video on social media showed a long stream of prisoners purportedly fleeing a prison. Reuters was unable to verify the veracity or location of the video. Topics :last_img read more

Arsenal target Monchi still considering next move after leaving Roma

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 9:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link221Shares The Spaniard has been heavily linked with a reunion with Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Axed Roma sporting director Monchi has played down speculation he has already agreed to join Arsenal and says he will take his time before deciding his next move.The Italian club announced on Friday that Monchi had left the club by mutual consent, with Roma chief James Pallotta deciding to overhaul the club’s structure after their Champions League exit and the subsequent sacking of Eusebio Di Francesco.Monchi isn’t expected to be out of work for long, though, with a move to the Gunners mooted ever since Unai Emery was first appointed. Monchi masterminded Sevilla’s recent success but was more hit and miss at Roma (Getty)Nevertheless, his stock remains high having made around £200m profit in player sales during his 17 years at Sevilla, snapping up the likes of Dani Alves, Carlos Bacca and Grzegorz Krychowiak on the cheap and selling at a massive profit.Arsenal are in need of a new sporting director after Sven Mislintat’s departure earlier this year and, given the club’s modest spending power at present, Monchi is seen as an ideal candidate to lead their recruitment.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Emery is thought to be keen to work under Monchi again at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)The two had an excellent relationship at Sevilla, building a squad that won the Europa League in three successive seasons, though Monchi refused to confirm that a move to Arsenal was imminent.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked specifically about the Arsenal links, Monchi told Pagine Romaniste: ‘I have not decided my future yet.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHe added: ‘I do not think it’s time to examine these things. It’s time to remember beautiful things.’Although there were some success stories during his time at Roma – such as Cengiz Under and Nicolo Zaniolo – Monchi was widely criticised for a lot of his signings. Comment Arsenal target Monchi still considering next move after leaving Romalast_img read more

‘SIM registration law to curb fake natural disaster updates’

first_imgGatchalian filed Senate Bill 176 or theSubscriber Identity Module Registration Act last year where end-users ofprepaid SIM cards would be required to present a valid identification card andsign a control-number registration form issued by the SIM card’s serviceprovider. Prior to that, Phivolcs repeatedlywarned the public against spreading fake news during natural disasters such asearthquakes and tsunamis. “Nakitanatin nitong mga nakaraang araw na habang nagsisikap tayong panatilihing ligtasang ating mga kababayan, may ilan namang sadyang nagpapakalat ng malingimpormasyon na lalo namang nagiging sanhi ng kalituhan at pag-aalala,” saidGatchalian. MANILA – The implementation of the SIMcard registration law will be a better tool to combat disinformation sownthrough SMS services, especially during natural disasters, Sen. SherwinGatchalian said. On Monday, the Philippine Institute ofVolcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) denied online rumors that an Alert Level5 – signifying that a hazardous eruption was in progress – had been raised onTaal Volcano. Gatchalian said in a press statementover the weekend that implementing mandatory registration for those usingprepaid SIM cards could help authorities track down fake news mongers. However, Gatchalian assured the publicthat their cellular information would still be kept private in accordance withthe constitutional right to privacy and applicable laws./PNlast_img read more

Campaign Spending Limits Up For Vote On Capitol Hill

first_imgFile PhotoINDIANAPOLIS – Advocates for campaign finance reform say the U.S. Senate is expected to make an historic vote today on Senate Joint Resolution 19.That’s the proposed constitutional amendment that would give Congress and the states control of political campaign spending limits.Julia Vaughn, policy director at Common Cause Indiana, says passage of the resolution is unlikely given that it needs two-thirds support, or 67 votes, to pass.But she says broad political support is an important symbolic victory in what will likely be a long-term political effort to get big money out of politics.“We could very well lose the representative democracy that has served our country well for a long time,” she stresses. “We’re flipping really close to a government of and by the elite. And Americans are not willing to let our democracy go without a fight.”U.S. Supreme Court rulings – in Buckley versus Valeo in the 1970s and the more recent Citizens United and McCutcheon cases – have determined that spending money on elections is a form of speech or opinion, making campaign contributions, not simply campaign messages, a First Amendment issue.Indiana’s U.S. senators have not signed onto the legislation.Vaugn says the matter of big money in politics goes against core American beliefs and she says it’s hit a nerve with Hoosiers from all political backgrounds.“There is this sense of personal offense by the Supreme Court saying that a corporation has the same rights as me or that the billionaire has more rights than I do.”Passage of a constitutional amendment requires a two-thirds vote in Congress, and support from three-quarters, or 38, of the states.Mary Kuhlmanlast_img read more

UPDATED: Lukaku’s goal helps Inter reach Europa League semis

first_img Kai Havertz smashed home from six yards out to give Leverkusen hope but they could not find a leveller to force extra time in the one-off tie. Antonio Conte’s side will face the winner of Shakhtar Donetsk v Basel in the semi-final on 17 August, also in Dusseldorf. Lukaku is the first player to ever score in nine Uefa Cup or Europa League matches in a row, although that run includes five games for Everton in 2014-15. Advertisement Romelu Lukaku scored for a record ninth consecutive Europa League game as Inter Milan beat Bayer Leverkusen in Dusseldorf to reach the semi-finals on Monday night. Nicolo Barella fired home an excellent 20-yard strike to give Inter the lead. Lukaku controlled Ashley Young’s pass, turned a defender and slotted home for his 31st goal of the season. Loading… center_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our Planet7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value18 Beautiful Cities That Are Tourist MagnetsTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made Read Also: Abramovich to boost Chelsea’s transfer plans with £200m fundsHe twice prepared to take a penalty – in the first half and in injury time at the end – but both times the decisions were overturned by the video assistant referee.The Italian side could have beaten Leverkusen by more with Lukaku forcing Lukas Hradecky into a good save and former Premier League players Christian Eriksen, Alexis Sanchez and Victor Moses going close after coming off the bench.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more